Definition of arrow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈærəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæroʊ//
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  1. 1   a thin stick with a sharp point at one end, which is shot from a bow2 a bow and arrow to fire/shoot an arrow The road continues as straight as an arrow. See related entries: Weapons
  2. 2  a mark or sign like an arrow (➞), used to show direction or position Follow the arrows. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor.
  3. Word OriginOld English arewe, arwe, from Old Norse.Extra examples A hail of arrows descended from the tower. An arrow whizzed past his head. Follow the red arrows to get to the camp reception. He drew two arrows and placed them in the bow. She aimed carefully at the tree but the arrow missed. She strung an arrow to her bow. The arrow hit its target. The down arrow indicates rain. The old road is shown on the map by broken arrows. The people used bows and arrows for hunting. You can scroll through the text using the up and down arrow keys. You will see an arrow pointing to the left. the arrow slits in the castle’s battlements
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